Village Council Special Meeting Agenda February 2nd, 2023, 6:00 PM
COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED AT
22 W Burdick Street, Oxford, MI Tel: 248-628-2543
PUBLIC COMMENTS: The public may voluntarily state their name and address. In adherence to the Open Meetings Act, this time is for council to hear from the public and not to engage in discussion with the public on the comments made. Each person will be allowed an opportunity to speak for three (3) minutes. The public shall refrain from making personal and public attacks against council members or others in attendance, and from making redundant comments. All public comments shall be addressed directly to the Council President.
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Roll Call: Bourgeau, Cooke, Helmuth, Kemp
- Approval of Agenda
- Call to Public:
- New Business
- Council consideration of proposed settlement agreement, Gertsberg vs. Village of Oxford.
Posted 2-1-2023 at 4:45 p.m.
Joseph M. Madore
Village Council Vacancy
The Village of Oxford is seeking applications for a position on the Village of Oxford Council to fill a vacancy affective January 31st 2023. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, a resident of the Village of Oxford for not less than 6-months, and a registered voter in this jurisdiction. Anyone interested in applying for the position shall submit a current resume with cover letter, stating their interest in serving the community as a member of the Village Council. Send to: Village of Oxford, 22 W. Burdick Street P.O. Box 94, Oxford, MI. 48371, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes are to be submitted no later than noon on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Council will appoint a new council member at the next regular meeting of the Village of Oxford Council held on February 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Interested applicants need to comply with the Village Charter sections below:
Sec. 3.3. - Eligibility for office in Village.
No person shall be eligible for any elective office of the Village, unless he/she shall be at least 21 years of age, an elector, and shall have been a resident of the Village for at least six (6) months immediately prior to the date of election to any such office. In addition, no person shall be eligible for any elective office or, permitted to maintain elective or appointed office of the Village if he/she has any indebtedness, statutory or otherwise, to the Village. Such indebtedness shall include any water bill or other financial obligation to the Village, which is more than 90 days past due, in whole or in part.
Sec. 3.4. Nepotism.
Relatives by blood or marriage of any Councilperson or the Village Manager, within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, shall be disqualified from holding any appointive office, or from being employed by the Village during the term of office of such Councilperson or Village Manager, except and unless said relatives are bona fide appointive officers or employees of the Village at the time of the election of such officer or appointment of such Village Manager. If the status of relationship between any employee of the Village and any officer of the Village changes to a relationship prohibited hereby after one (1) year following the employment of such person or election or appointment of such officer, the provisions of this section shall not apply.
Sec. 3.7a. Filling vacancies.
If a vacancy occurs among the Council, the Council shall within thirty (30) days after such vacancy occurs, appoint a person who possesses the qualifications required of holders of the office in which the vacancy exists to fill such vacancy. Any person so appointed shall hold office until the Monday following the next Village election provided such election is held no earlier than one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of appointment by the Council, and at which election the vacancy shall be filled for the balance of the term of the person whose office is so filled.
If the election would fall within 120 days from the date of appointment by the Council, the person appointed shall hold office until the Monday following the first election not falling with [within] the said 120 days.
Consumers Energy Company - Helping neighbors program
This program helps single-family, income-eligible Consumers Energy customers to reduce energy use and improve comfort in their home. It offers no-cost, direct services that include energy efficiency upgrades, home energy assessments and energy-saving education. The program also offers rebate incentives for energy efficiency measures installed by various nonprofit agencies for retrofit/weatherization projects.
To get started, call 877-448-9433 or schedule your free appointment online.
The Helping Neighbors Program is available to Consumers Energy customers that meet specific income eligibility guidelines and reside in specific geographical areas.
Families that qualify for the Helping Neighbors Program receive:
- A free home energy assessment
- Installation of free energy-saving products
- Useful information on ways to reduce energy in your home for long-term savings
Water Residential Assistance Plan Updates
The Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) has had many program improvements that have been rolled out over the last year. The next phase of program improvements focuses on eliminating the administrative burden of the program on our member communities and expanding service delivery partnerships to increase utilization.
As this work is done, the program administration of WRAP for Oakland County residents will move from Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) to Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) in June of 2022. GLWA, OLHSA, and, Wayne Metro are working together toward a seamless transition of services.
As of June 1, 2022, new enrollments to the program should be directed to Wayne Metro.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Current WRAP information is also posted on GLWA’s website.
Households already enrolled in the program will be transferred over to Wayne Metro shortly. The team at Wayne Metro may be reaching out to discuss these changes with current WRAP clients.